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Someone left a plastic water bottle in this publicity photo for Downton Abbey

*dies of sympathetic embarrassment*

PUBLICITY PHOTOS HAVE just been released for the fifth season of Downton Abbey.

They’re full of the opulence, gentility and old-world period grandeur we’ve come to expect. Except for one thing.

In this photo of Edith and Robert Crawley, someone left a plastic water bottle on the mantlepiece.

Source: Downton Abbey via Facebook

Here it is again, in case you missed it first time…

Source: Downton Abbey via Facebook

The photo, which was shard on the show’s official Facebook page, has been drawing amused comments from viewers.

 Sorry to bother you but I put my water bottle down somewhere, have you seen it?

Imagine the scenes at ITV. Imagine them.

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